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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 28, 2018)

The sheer volume of new material released every Friday is absolutely dizzying, even for people like us. To make it easier you, we’ve selected what we think are some of the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Reissue / Archival Release Of The Week: Bobby Rodriguez “Simply Macrame” (1973)

Starting with their best foot forward, Jazz Detective Records kick off their brand new label with a reissue of this ultra-rare Latin Jazz gem from Bobby Rodriguez. Originally recorded and privately pressed in 1973 on Jazz-Men Records, “Simply Macrame” contains  Read more  »

Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 21, 2018)

Every week our heads are spinning from the amount of new music that lands on the “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through is absolutely dizzying to say the least, but it’s always worth it to  Read more  »


Winner of The Art Of The Mixtape 2018: Mondi Possibili

We received a ton of fantastic entries for this year’s Art Of The Mixtape contest which made judging really quite tough. However, there can only be one! Jake Stellarwell really took every aspect of the contest’s requirements into consideration when  Read more  »

Artist Spotlight

3 Steps To: Solar

Hailing from San Francisco, California, DJ Solar (real name Solar Langevin) jumped on the decks in the early ’90s during a time of heavy competitive and experimentation. The SF crowd was known for being adventurous and liked to be surprised  Read more  »